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Pastor’s Reflection for July 23, 2017

Dear Parishioners, This past week we had our Summer Vacation Bible School, Passport to Peru. There were a total of 100 campers in both the morning and afternoon program with 40 facilitators, including many high school students completing community service.  Each day one memorable Bible point was reinforced through games, songs, imagination station and Bible theater. The five Bible points […]

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Pastor’s Reflection for July 16, 2017

Dear Parishioners, Today, July 16, we celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. According to Catholic tradition, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Simon Stock at Cambridge, England on Sunday, July 16, 1251.  Simon was a man of great holiness and devotion, who always in his prayers asked the Virgin to favor his order, the Carmelites, with some […]

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Pastor’s Reflection for July 9, 2017

Dear Parishioners, I wrote this article, Lessons from a Branch, for the Focus on Faith column in the Wakefield Daily Item.  I would like to share it with you this weekend. Picture this imaginary scenario.  A man enjoys going down to the lake to spend time alone.  He spends time reading, reflecting on his life, and observing the beauty around […]

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Pastor’s Reflection for July 2, 2017

Dear Parishioners, Last month, a duck made our rectory inner garden a home to lay her eggs. On the cover of our bulletin, you can see the arrival of 13 ducklings. They came out of their shells last week. We opened the gate and she left with her ducklings following her. Caleb was gracious in allowing her privacy as she […]

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Pastor’s Reflection for June 25, 2017

Dear Parishioners, This Thursday, June 29, we celebrate the great feast of St. Peter and St. Paul.  Saints Peter and Paul are the two great saints of the early church.  St. Peter was a leader, the first pope, of the early church.  St. Paul, who was a persecutor of the early Christians, became a preacher to the Gentiles after his […]

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Pastor’s Reflection for June 18, 2017

Dear Parishioners, Our Archdiocese has gone through some significant changes since the turn of the century. In the 70’s and early 80’s, around 75% of people went to church. Today, statistics state that Mass attendance is around 17%. Looking at our own parish, we had at that time 3 priests and a deacon. Today, there is one priest now serving […]

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Pastor’s Reflection for June 11, 2017

Dear Parishioners, Our Eighth Grade class, pictured on the front of the bulletin, graduated from St. Joseph School this past Friday. They were a dedicated and hardworking class and we are proud of their achievements. I ask that the Lord bless them as they begin a new chapter in their lives. Last Sunday, we brought our Easter season to a […]

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